Personal Information

  • Full Name: Michele Devereux Lis
  • Nationality: USA
  • Location: New York, New York
  • Languages: English, German, Mandarin Chinese
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Professional Profile

Hiya! I am a technical-facing Product Manager with expertise in requirements engineering and writing technical documentation. I specialize in providing technical solutions for digital marketing business needs with Adobe Marketing Cloud and Wordpress. I filled my university studies with many meaningful adventures, like biking across the United States and studying abroad in China, India, Ecuador, and South Africa. In addition to excellent writing and analytical ability, I am bursting with momentum forward, cheerful, and eager to learn new skills.

Experience in the following topics:

  • Technical: Requirements engineering, specification, technical documentation, CMS, SEO, accessibility, web performance, responsive design
  • Business: Product management, project management, agile methodology, training, business analysis, digital marketing, consulting, stakeholder management
  • Tools: Jira, Confluence, Adobe Marketing Cloud, Wordpress, Google suite



January 2020 - Present

Product Manager

Babbel Inc - New York, New York

Babbel's mission is to help people learn languages. My part in this is to steer the direction of marketing products so that they grab people's attention. Products I manage include: a referral program, gifting, student discounts, seasonal promotions, and an online magazine. Daily work generally includes: creating roadmaps, capturing + analyzing performance data, and coming up with technical solutions to stakeholder problems.

January 2019 - January 2020

Junior Product Manager

Babbel Inc - New York, New York

In this role, I managed the vision and technical implementation of a digital publication within the constraints of the Wordpress CMS. I managed incoming stakeholder requests from technical and non-technical teams (onsite and abroad). I determined strategies to better track our data, improve our sales, and optimize our technical implementation.

September 2016 - October 2018

Requirements Engineer

Netcentric - Munich, Germany

As a requirements engineer and technical consultant, I worked with my client daily to identify business needs on a new project focused on social-networking (AEM Communities). I worked directly with the client, stakeholders, technical team, quality assurance teams, and various internal teams in an extremely multi-cultural environment. I trained newcomers, interviewed perspective requirement engineers, and approved/rejected various internal skill applications.

February 2017-August 2018

Junior Requirements Engineer

Netcentric - Munich, Germany

As a junior consultant, I carried out business analysis and requirement engineering for a large bank using Adobe Experience Manager (AEM). I identified business needs pertaining to IT and digital marketing for the client, then translated them into technical solutions. I traveled regularly to Zurich and Barcelona to consult the client and work on-site with developers.

September 2016-February 2017

Trainee Requirements Engineer

Netcentric - Munich, Germany

In this client-facing 6 month traineeship, I learned to consult large enterprises on digital marketing solutions and engineer their needs into technical requirements within Adobe Experience Manager (AEM). I became skilled in intercultural communication while training in Munich, Zurich, Barcelona, Berlin, and Frankfurt.

Summer 2015

Development Assistant

Welcome Farm - East Aurora, NY, USA

In order to spur farm development into micro-creamery, I identified farm system problems and to generated creative solutions on a 400 acre (162 hectare) property. My position included mentoring in food systems, farm management, intellectual curiosity, and risk management.


General Manager

Outfitter Outdoor Equipment - Gainesville, FL, USA

In addition to managing staff, monitoring expenses, and maintaining equipment, I efficiently prepared the business for transition to a new location. Efficiency, quality of service, and organization all improved during my management.

Summer 2013

Lead Guide of Mountaineering

Camp Green Cove - Tuxedo, NC, USA

I was hired as an Assistant Guide of Mountaineering and quickly promoted to Lead Guide. I designed, budgeted, and led daily mountaineering excursions for groups of 12-14 young girl campers, as well as advised and organized staff.


Lead Guide

Travel + Recreation Program (TRiP) - Gainesville, FL, USA

I designed, budgeted, and led rock climbing and paddling excursions for groups of 12. After a 5 month training process, I was promoted to Assistant Guide, then later to Lead Guide, and finally to a manager position. I advised in the hiring process and generated new content in weekly manager meetings.

Deatiled Trip Log



University of Florida

Bachelor’s Degree - Anthropology - 3.8GPA - Gainesville, FL, USA

  • Cum Laude - Honors Program
  • Medical Anthropology - Spiritual Health
  • Student Government, Honors Program Executive Board, Streetlight Palliative Care, UF Travel & Recreation Program


Study Abroad - Ecuador, China, India, South Africa

International Development - Thinking Beyond Borders

During this 8 month study abroad program, I explored International Development through volunteering and coursework in environmental conservation, education systems, sustainable agriculture, and public health. I was awarded the $10,000 Thinking Beyond Borders scholarship and also raised $3,000 individually for my studies.

Summer 2011

Study Abroad - Beijing, China

Chinese Language + History - Tsinghua University

During this 3 month intensive study abroad in Beijing, I rigorously studied Mandarin Chinese and Chinese history. Additionally, I was chosen for the prestigious $3000 Freeman-ASIA scholarship.

Volunteer Work

2013 - 2015

Volunteer Team Captain

Shands Hospital Streetlight - Gainesville, FL, USA

As a Shift Captain and the Cystic Fibrosis Team Captain, I organized and provided care to chronically and terminally ill teenaged patients and raised $1,000 for the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation.

Summer 2014

Cyclist / Fundraiser

Bike + Build - USA

I cycled 4,250 miles (6,840 km) across the US to raise funds for affordable housing. I raised $4,800 individually, $172,300 as a team, volunteered over 100 hours with Habitat for Humanity, and raised awareness in over 80 communities.

Creative Portfolio